I will try and give as much info as possible, but I have reverted to a post-kde4.8 image where everything is up-to-date apart from the recent Gimp 2.8 packages. This is using the heanet.ie mirror.
From what I experienced, as in my previous post, what was missing is the gimp python console, (at the bottom of the filters menu). I am assuming that this had a knock on effect and some additional gimp python plugins such as GURM, GAT-tools, python-brush manager, not only not working, but not loaded (not in the help -> plugin-browser)
For reference some screenshots from another machine, also up to date, including the Gimp updates. This one had gimp 2.8RC1 already installed using AndrzejL's script
. All is working here,
Looks like the gimp update went on top of the existing files.
this is the screenshot http://i.imgur.com/fcgb7.jpg
of the bits missing on my regular machine.
If your Gimp 2.8.0 has the python console entry, then I will have to do a bit of digging, otherwise;
I will do what I normally do in such circumstances, wait a couple of days & try again. Thanks for your interest.